Smarter filetransfers than rsync?

Rsync is a fast and extraordinarily versatile file copying tool. It can copy locally, to/from another host over any remote shell, or to/from a
remote rsync daemon. It offers a large number of options that control every aspect of its behavior and permit very flexible specification of the
set of files to be copied. It is famous for its delta-transfer algorithm, which reduces the amount of data sent over the network by sending only
the differences between the source files and the existing files in the destination.